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Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Colorado Springs Home

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There are many types of spiders in the world, and not all of them are bad. In fact, the majority of spiders are completely harmless to humans. But that doesn't mean you want these creepy creatures lurking around your home. 

At High Country Pest Control, our Colorado Springs pest control professionals have dealt with every type of spider in this area. We can help you identify the spiders in your home and develop a comprehensive elimination and prevention plan that will get rid of them and keep them away. 

Types Of Spiders: A Guide To The Most Common Species

There are many spiders in Colorado Springs that might look really scary. However, two spiders are likely to cause harm to you or your family.

Here is a look at some of the most common spiders that the spider removal technicians at our company see regularly:

  • Wolf spiders: This spider species is usually quite large compared to other spiders in this area. Wolf spiders have thick bodies and legs. They are typically dark brown and can have tan or yellow markings on them. They also have short, fine hairs covering their bodies and legs that give them an intimidating appearance. 

  • Brown recluse spiders: This type usually measures around 3/8 of an inch long. They have brown, slender bodies and dark, thin legs. They have the nickname ¨fiddleback spider¨ from the dark marking on their back shaped like a fiddle. 

  • Black widow spiders: This spider is usually about 1/2 inch long. It has a large, round abdomen and a small, round head. Its entire body is black and has a glossy appearance. On the underside of its abdomen is a small red marking shaped like an hourglass. 

Some of the spiders on this list are capable of being dangerous to some people. If you see any of these spiders in your home, you should call a spider removal service as soon as you can. 

Spider Bite Symptoms: Warning Signs To Watch For

All spiders in this area have venom, but the venom is not usually toxic enough to cause harm. However, a wolf spider bite could be dangerous to some small pets. If your dog or cat recently interacted with a wolf spider and is now acting tired or nauseous, you should take them to a vet right away. 

Black widows and brown recluses have neurotoxic venom that can cause serious side effects in some people. Most people usually notice severe pain shortly after getting bit. The pain will usually increase over the next few hours. Other symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, fever, seizures, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps.

If you experience these symptoms, you should go to a doctor as soon as possible. You should also call a spider removal expert to help ensure you are not bitten in the future. 

Seal Cracks And Openings: An Effective Spider Prevention Method

Spiders can sneak into cracks and gaps only a few centimeters wide. Check around your home thoroughly to look for any small gaps or openings. Be sure to check around your windows and doors. A professional spider control service can also inspect your home to ensure that there is no way for spiders to enter your home. 

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In the Experts

You should seek the help of a local spider control specialist at the first sign of spiders in your home. At High Country Pest Control, we can ensure that spiders stay away from your Colorado Springs home. Give us a call today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Colorado Springs.